Toni Newman

Toni Newman

Montreal, Quebec
Business Growth, Innovation and Strategy Expert
Toni Newman is a five-time award-winning business owner and member of the Speaking Hall of Fame, known for experience-driven business strategies & business growth. Toni Newman is the epitome of the three keys to success that meeting planners are looking for in a speaker, which includes content, style and authenticity. Toni Newman A highly sought-after business speaker and Innovation Catalyst, Toni has an uncanny ability to help her clients turn inspiration into innovation and ideas into results. Results that can help you attract, keep and engage more customers so that you can grow your business.
  • Change Management
  • Employee Management
  • Health & Wellness
  • Leadership
  • Mental Health
  • Peak Performance
  • Personal Growth
  • Resilience & Adversity
  • Business Growth
  • Business Management
  • Bilingual & French
  • Certified Speaking Professionals (CSP)
  • Education & Teachers
  • Finance & Insurance
  • Funny & Comedy
  • Inspirational
  • Motivation
  • Philanthropy & Giving Back


Five-time award-winning business owner Toni Newman, is a highly sought-after innovation catalyst and keynote speaker with an uncanny ability to help her clients turn information into innovation and ideas into results. With years of business experience in fields as diverse as law, advertising, tourism, sales, entertainment and event management, Newman brings a uniquely powerful mix of strategy, creativity and real-world insight to the table.

Toni Newman has been inducted into the Canadian Speaking Hall of Fame for both her dedication to the speaking industry, as well as her outstanding excellence on the platform. She travels extensively, working with leaders who are committed to change and ready for results. Entertaining and highly knowledgeable, authentic and exceptionally relevant, Newman brings a uniquely powerful mix of proven strategies, extraordinary creativity and real-world business insights to the platform.

A former meeting planner, Newman’s innovative, award-winning event marketing company (Geffman Productions) designed and produced events, such as product launches, retail store openings, international sales meetings and trade show booths in countries around the world. Clients such as Microsoft, Bell Mobility, Avon, BATA, CIBC and the Toronto Star came to Toni Newman’s team when they were looking for cutting-edge events that would not only wow their audiences, but would also accomplish their strategic objectives and provide a measurable return on investment.

In today’s incredibly challenging marketplace, where competitive advantage is determined by our ability to effectively differentiate ourselves from the competition, highly respected leaders from sectors as diverse as “Finance, Retail, Telecommunications, Health Care, Insurance” and many others count on Toni Newman to provoke the kind of strategically innovative thinking that is essential to propel their organizations forward.

Make a Change, Change a Life: Toni Newman is passionate about growing non-profit organizations through her presentations. She will commit to delivering a second presentation to an organization in need of that client’s choosing – most likely an organization with whom the client is already associated. This leaves the travel expenses to be covered by either the client or the Make a Change, Change a Life (MCCL) recipient organization.

Fluent in both French and English, Toni Newman travels all over North America working with leaders who are committed to change and ready for results. She has a uniquely integrated approach to customer experience innovation, and both she and her clients have the results to prove it. Newman has a powerful and passionate message to share and offers practical tools and techniques that apply to businesses of all sizes and across all sectors.



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Toni Newman Topic Presentations

dare to be different - attract, keep and engage more customers more often

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training
  • Why should your ideal customers do business with you? Every day, our clients are looking for new and better reasons to do or continue to do business with us. If we can’t provide them with those reasons; if we aren’t clear on how to create, demonstrate and deliver more value to more clients more often than our competition, those customers WILL go elsewhere. In fact, for some of you, maybe they already have.

    In this dynamic, thought-provoking and content-rich session Toni Newman will challenge you to dare to be different; to defy the status quo; to re-think and re-imagine every aspect of how you do what you do – all while providing you with strategically innovative tools and techniques that have helped both Newman and her clients differentiate themselves from their competition and drive significant growth in their businesses.

    If you have more business than you can handle, no competition to speak of, and a market position that is so secure that you sometimes just get bored with it all, then this program is probably not for you!

why? why not! a missed idea is a missed opportunity to make a difference

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training
  • Lower budgets. Fewer resources. Tighter timelines. Higher expectations.

    Everywhere you look, wonderful people are being asked to do really important things with so much less than they had before. The harsh reality is that the way things used to be done has passed and won’t be coming back anytime soon. Faced with so much change, how do we continue to deliver value to those we serve? Is it possible to be different in ways that actually make a difference?

    Toni Newman’s signature Why? Why Not! keynote has been delivered to thousands of participants all over the world who to this day still use Why Not! as the rallying cry for change and innovation within their own organizations. Fast-paced, entertaining, thought-provoking and highly relevant to today’s challenging workplace reality, this session is about thinking outside the box when you don’t know what the box will look like tomorrow.

    If being asked to do more with less is starting to take its toll on your team then this program will be a good fit.

everyday innovators - how great leaders turn inspiration into innovation and ideas into results

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training
  • If you are a business leader, chances are that you already know the importance of innovation as a differentiator in today’s fiercely competitive and infuriatingly commoditized marketplace.

    But here’s the challenge: Although encouraging your team to ‘share more ideas’ sounds easy enough, it is actually understanding how to create and sustain a culture that will actually spark more ideas from more people more often so that you can get more of the results that you want is more easily said than done.

    All great innovative organizations have visionary leaders who are committed to driving innovation from the top down. The Everyday Innovators™ keynote is designed to guide those leaders through the essential criteria to create a culture that not only sparks innovation but that ensures sustainability in the long term.

    If you are part of a leadership team that has been tasked to drive innovation as a competitive advantage in your organization, then the timing for this high-value, content-rich program is perfect.

the power of fanatical focus - how to position your business for radical growth in challenging times

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training
  • Would you build a house without a foundation?

    Clarity of purpose is the solid foundation upon which successful strategic innovation is built because when innovation initiatives are held accountable to the clarity of purpose, results happen. Unfortunately, in today’s challenging economic times, many of us have lost our clarity of purpose, spread ourselves too thin, and forgotten why we do what we do in the first place. The Power of Fanatical Focus program is designed to help you as a business owner take back control of how your clients perceive the unique value that you and your business bring to the marketplace.

    Increase clarity of purpose — Increase Fanatical Focus — Increase Business Growth.


We have had sessions with The Disney Institute and Fish! in the past. However, the day we had with Toni Newman was by far our most successful business event to date.

Britanny Morin

Business Advisor

I believe the message and content that you deliver are more relevant and timely today to a business than ever! What you add to the message is an energy level that drives the point home and has the message living on beyond the conference. The most sincere point was the over-the-top positive feedback that you received from our customers in the after-conference satisfaction survey.

Schnier/Gesco Limited Partnership

I have planned many meetings like this and have worked with many speakers and I would have to say that you really are the most prepared speaker I have ever worked with. I think the fact that you took the time to speak with so many participants prior to the event led to a much more personal seminar that got to the heart of the challenges that our General Managers face daily. I think the General Managers have a better understanding of how they really are authors of their own change and that they have to take responsibility for it and thanks to you, I know they now have the tools to get there.

Westmont Hospitality Group

We were thrilled with the passion and energy you brought to the group. Your innate sense of humour and style made the addressing of some sensitive issues a pleasure rather than a task! We were more than pleased with the ultimate result. I can personally say that working with you was one of the most stimulating projects I have been involved with over my many years in retail.

Canadian Tire Dealers’ Association

What separates good speakers from great ones, is their ability to give of themselves to an audience. To weave their message with passion and empathy and I have never witnessed a speaker who has done it more eloquently. My dedicated group of CEOs is not easily impressed, however, the consistent messaging in your presentation –showcased in a variety of ways – helped each member of the audience understand how to make it work for them.

Progress Media Group

Toni, I believe that the message and the content that you deliver are relevant and timely to business more today than ever! What you add to the message is an energy level that drives the point home and has the message live on well beyond the conference. You bring a real passion and excitement to your presentations and workshops, as both are filled with meaningful content. Rest assured that your message is living on and that is the real value of what you bring to any organization.


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Toni Newman keynote speaker is an expert presenter and has a wide range of experience speaking to a wide variety of audiences and organizations. Toni Newman delivers keynotes, workshops & training sessions. They may also host or emcee events. Hire Toni Newman from Montreal, Quebec for your event to inspire the audience to take action and make change in their work and their lives. Your workplace will benefit from our keynote speaker and their keynote talks and speeches will shift the mindsets or behaviours for the audience members in Canada. 

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Are you looking to hire Toni Newman for your event? Toni Newman Montreal, Quebec is a dynamic and engaging speaker that offers audiences researched content paired with expertise and a dynamic speaking ability. Toni Newman is also a Canadian corporate consultant and coach and facilitates workshops and training sessions for a corporate audience. Toni Newman is an expert keynote presenter and speaks on wide variety of topics. Hiring a great speaker for your event is important and working with a thought leader like Toni Newman from Speakers Canada’s roster will engage audiences into the content of the presentation to bring awareness and a fresh perspective for their approach to their work and their lives. Book Toni Newman to educate, motivate and activate the audience through an interactive and entertaining presentation at corporate meetings and gatherings.

Known as a popular key note speaker in Canada, Toni Newman creates life changing experiences for the participants with practical insights and strategic advice they can implement right after the session. Working with a one our leading expert speaker like Toni Newman from Montreal, Quebec offers organizations a fresh perspective to assist the people of the organization. No matter if it is a government, association, or business crowd, Toni Newman is a perfect speaker for your event. Through unique practical insights for trending topics and years experience speaking to different organizations, Toni Newman focuses on changing individuals to make better decisions at work and their lives. No matter if you are holding an in person or virtual event, having an influential speaker such as Toni Newman will engage, motivate, and activate the audience to make a change in their lives and inspire action for results to meet organizational goals. Your workforce will benefit from Toni Newman’s presentations and speeches, with measurable results set to shift the people of the organization and core direction of the company. Book Toni Newman speaker for your annual general meeting, conference, summit, or convention in Canada.

How much does it cost to hire Toni Newman for a keynote presentation or virtual event?

Toni Newman is an expert professional key note speaker with a lot of experience speaking and delivering engaging talks to organizations and audiences in Canada. Each of Speaker Bureau Canada’s talent have different ways to assess their fees, and Toni Newman speaker fee ranges depending on the size of the audience, event format (in person or virtual), event location, and if the organization booking them is a non profit, association, government department/government agency or business/corporation. The speakers we work with are flexible with their fees, and it is important for us to learn more about your event before we approach them, as it is our role to work for you, and to help you find a speaker within budget. 

Please contact Speakers Bureau of Canada and provide us with your event details so that we can contact Toni Newman to check availability or confirm the pricing and associated costs to hire a great speaker like Toni Newman for your event. As Toni Newman's agent and as a Canadian top speaker bureau and talent agency for speakers, we are able to propose each event opportunity from each host organization’s behalf to try to help you get in touch with Toni Newman and confirm them for your in person or online meeting/event. We can also provide and advise on the booking process and potentially negotiate their fee. Speakers Canada is a client focused speaker agency, and we work for you in finding good speakers for your team meetings and booking processes.

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Speakers Bureau Canada assists companies and event planning teams seeking to hire talent like Toni Newman for speaking engagements, virtual meetings, conference appearances, training sessions and workshops facilitations. Our Canadian speakers bureau does not claim to exclusively represent Toni Newman, however they are represented by Speakers Canada, and we work with them closely for their Canadian speaking opportunities and bookings. As Canada’s top speaker bureau, we represent Canadian motivational keynote speakers and professional guest speakers that will be available on your upcoming events date and location that are withing the budget. Our talented bureau speaker booking agency can help find business speakers or celebrity speakers that aligns with each organization, audience, event theme and the topic themes you hope for the speaker to address in their presentation. 

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